article – 20th July, 2014


When Rajnath spoke to diplomats in Hindi, no one understood, and all was well

We should welcome a time when our leaders can look Obama or Cameron in the eye and say, “Dekho boss, baat yeh hai ki…”
Anuvab Pal ·

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Economic Times – A Fortnightly column

Why Indians wait with bated breath the announcement of the annual budget
Jul 10, 2014,

By Anuvab Pal

I can’t think of another country where people await a national budget with as much excitement as a kind of special biryani they’ve been told must be eaten before a certain ageing khansama dies.

A budget, to TV watchers, is just this: a revolving (finance/railways) minister holding up a random 1980s briefcase (always reddish-beige) surrounded by smiling aides who look like they were up very late the night before finishing the 17-million-page speech.

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Deep, deep, deep inside Arun Jaitley’s budget

News channels and newspapers go running to the everyman to find out what he wants before the budget. Our new columnist wonders what good that does.

Inside India

This Week.
This Hour.
This Time.
For You’s.
The how.
The why.
The why not.
The Who

With Anuvab Pal

Many people are watching India, observing India, but how many can get inside India? Ok, anyone with a visa, that’s true, but

How many?
Maybe sixteen,
Or three people.

Real news has to be interpreted because, like water, like cotton, India matters. But does India’s 24/7 news ever ask:

India – what is it?
Where is it?
Maybe the real question is – is it?
Whatever it takes,
Whoever has to be taken,
He will take it.
Or allow himself to be kidnapped.

Every week, this stand up comedian goes deep inside India’s real issues. So very deep, into so very serious issues, that he has to fold his arms. And use the word Gravitas. Without knowing what it actually means. And the word Issues. Again. Issues facing the country. The country facing issues facing faces…of countrymen. Whatever it is, he’ll do it. He’ll ask. He’ll answer. Because even if the nation doesn’t, he wants to know. Point is, India is deep, he is deep. And he goes deep. Inside. Come inside with him. It is cold outside.

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